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RE: Disney world in July

Is Universal Park any less crowded and expensive? Nope.
ependydad 02/14/20 10:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Load Range G Tires

You likely have less of an issue above the tire as you may have issues between the 2 tires on each axle. On my old camper, I had less than 2" of space between the tires. When I wanted to upgrade them, I had to be very particular about what I replaced them with because I couldn't afford any kind of outer diameter change. And yes, I saw a good 1" deviation on load range E tires.
ependydad 02/13/20 09:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can I park my trailer at Universal Orlando?

I'd contact the hotel that you're staying at first. If I recall, Universal's parking is expensive and I doubt that they allow overnight parking. I've parked my truck + camper at a variety of hotels now. Otherwise assuming you're talking about Universal in Orlando, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake has overflow/storage-like spots for something like $10/day. OR, just stay there- it's like 2 miles from Universal. But, doesn't help with the Express Pass. But I think you can buy their FastPass which helps cut the lines/wait times.
ependydad 02/12/20 04:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Myfi Jetpac working poorly

Try a Netgear MIMO antenna:
ependydad 02/12/20 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: We lucked out - permission to camp on private property

But, how's cell service?
ependydad 02/12/20 03:57pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Any couple fulltime in a class c?

If you're already in a rig, go weigh it: Then subtract the unit's dry weight from that number. That will tell you how much stuff you carry. Then add your + the spouse's + pets' weights to that number. As you shop for class C rigs, make sure there's enough cargo carrying capacity to carry all of that.
ependydad 02/12/20 03:55pm Full-time RVing
RE: What is wrong sir?

I passed a salvage unit being driven down the highway. The thing was seriously off-kilter. I posted about it to Facebook and was all like, "OMG y'all, look at this!" When my wife's friend said that they bought a trailer in worse condition, towed it from Tennessee to Pennsylvania and completely rebuilt it (including rebuilding slides). They enjoy the work and it made a great camper for not a lot of money.
ependydad 02/12/20 03:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Would You Camp at a Place Like This??

But how do you expect people to find these sites in the first place? You surely can't afford to advertise with only two sites to potentially generate income. ... Doubtful you are able to take credit cards, so are you going to be strictly cash? Couple of thoughts to 2 specific items: I think HipCamp may be a viable advertising option. I know I've looked there a fair amount. And for credit cards, Square is a perfectly viable option for small time credit card acceptance. My wife uses it in her crafting business.
ependydad 02/06/20 03:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Prest-O-Fit Sewer Hoses

If it were me, I would give the manufacturer a call and see what they suggest.
ependydad 02/06/20 03:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: address

I had this issue with my mail service and Bank of America. Ultimately, I just gave them my in-law's address as my "physical" address and used my mailing service as my "mailing" address. Nothing was ever sent to their house.
ependydad 02/06/20 08:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Would You Camp at a Place Like This??

Would you camp at a place like this? *Quiet, Private land holding only one or 2 other RVs, if any. You might have the whole thing to yourself. *Full Hookups, but absolutely no facilities. Just your campsite. *Within an hour (or even much less) of major destinations like the beach, Disney, a big city, or other attractions. Grocery stores close by too. *Same price as a big, crowded campground with pools and neighbors packed in next to you. $50-$80 a night depending on location. Basically, very private, relaxing camping instead of being in a small village of RVs with all the commotion and neighbors. Please tell me why you would or wouldn't like this. If you'd use it or not. Thank you! An hour or so from Disney and you're getting comparable prices from the Fort Myers KOA. So that makes me think you're inland in Florida. Florida gets pretty rural pretty quick once you get off the coasts. Rightly or wrongly... I couldn't justify $50-80/night for someone's private lot. If I'm staying on private property, I'm mentally expecting it to be a deal. The $25-30/night is more realistic. I'd also want to know how cellular service is. Wifi or not, I still want my phone and personal hotspots to work.
ependydad 02/06/20 08:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Quick overnight

Rest stops and truck stops are my least preferred for sleep. Mostly the noise and my own self-imposed feeling that I was "taking a spot" from a trucker (he's working, I'm recreating). I prefer hitting a Walmart. We've done quite a few and never had an issue. Plus, I can put my slides out and actually get to things in my camper.
ependydad 02/06/20 08:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Maryland/ Delaware Area

What about Cherry Hill and exploring DC? Because DC is at least 2 hrs from the Bay Bridge & Eastern Shore & is a trip unto itself. Right, I was saying make it the trip. I thought the OP was asking for locations in Maryland or Delaware.
ependydad 01/31/20 09:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best Campground for Universal Studios

Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake is an Orlando City park. It's 2 miles to Universal Studios. Only $30 or so for a site. There are only about 35 sites, 1/2 have water + electric, the other 1/2 have water + electric + sewer. And it's really pretty (especially for being in the middle of Orlando).
ependydad 01/31/20 09:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Maryland/ Delaware Area

What about Cherry Hill and exploring DC?
ependydad 01/30/20 02:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: air ride pin box

Most of the ones hauling with the semi trucks install air ride hitches on the truck, like the Trailsaver, Comfort Hitch ( Air cells) or what I have is the ET Hitch especially designed for just this purpose but will warn you not cheap. Not cheap, but probably significantly better than just a pin box with a shock. I installed the TrailAir on my 5er several years ago in an attempt to minimize chucking when towing tandem. I notice next to no difference in the way the trailer rides. I wouldn't spend the money again. Same, I felt the TrailAir pinbox was no benefit whatsoever.
ependydad 01/30/20 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitches

I've had both the B&W Companion (2 of them actually, upgraded from an older one to a newer one). I only got rid of the B&W because my toy hauler was heavier than mine was rated for (20k for the post-mount version that mates up to their Turnoverball Gooseneck hitch). I have nothing bad to say about my B&W. I had it from 2012-2018 and put many thousands of miles on it. After getting rid of it, it took me 2 tries to end up with the Trailersaver TS3. The good: - the ride with the Trailersaver is awesome. - the customer service is amazing. The bad: - the cost was pert near $3,000 for a new hitch. - it's stupidly heavy at 300 lbs. but TS said it was fine for me to hang it from the kingpin. The comparison - if our last move is pulling forward, it's not uncommon for the pin to be bound up against the head. We've had a tad bit of difficulty unhitching a couple of times now. I never experienced this with the B&W regardless of what my last move was - forward, backwards, using a crane and going sideways (ok, I didn't do that last one). The ride is a bit better with the TS3 than the B&W but surprisingly not incredibly so.
ependydad 01/30/20 02:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Onan marquis 5500 generator

It should bog a little when a heavy load is first applied, but once the A/C is running, it should stay stable. If it is continuing to bog afterwards, most likely a dirty carburetor. It's starving for fuel under load. You might get lucky, and find that it's just a dirty fuel filter. While this is a very popular generator, no rebuild kit is available that I could ever find. Ultimately, I replaced the carb on mine. Not overly complicated. Runs perfectly once again. Believe it or not, we had these exact same symptoms and the Onan tech ended up determining my carb was letting TOO MUCH fuel through. He replaced the carb under warranty and things run beautifully now. -- Unrelated, you might want to double-check Amazon affiliate rules on putting affiliate links on forums. I do a bunch with it and it seems that you are only supposed to share them on sites under your own control (or for social media, under accounts that you fully control). My understanding that what you're supposed to do instead is create pages on your own website that then have the affiliate links, like this: Note, sharing affiliate links in posts is often also outside of forum guidelines. I have no idea if it is or isn't here on but I know it's not allowed other places.
ependydad 01/24/20 08:55am Tech Issues
RE: Morryde Step Above

I should have known Torklift would have a work around by now. But it's not a cheap work around.... Not cheap, but dare I say BETTER? :B
ependydad 01/21/20 01:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Morryde Step Above

I don't have them but I will likely end up with them. Only because the manufacturers are forcing them on us. With this style of step they have more options for door location since they do not have to build a box below floor level to store the steps. They can now put the steps above the axles. Which makes it impossible to replace them with the Torklift steps because there is now no box to stow the Torklift steps in. My concern was the situation where you can not get the steps down level due to terrain. If you can not fully deploy the steps, you can not close the door. Friends of mine ended up in this exact situation for an overnight stop and had to pull the steps in while they were inside. I'm still not quite sure how they did it. Torklift has the GlowStep Up-rising steps that are the answer vs. the MorRyde and Lippert solid steps: width=500
ependydad 01/21/20 10:13am Fifth-Wheels
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